Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Mon Dec 4 17:45:46 UTC 2006

Let's make the pornament industry use Pig Latin !

  Now THAT'S entertainment !


"Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET> wrote:
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Sender: American Dialect Society
Poster: "Joel S. Berson"
Subject: Re: pornament

At 12/4/2006 11:02 AM, you wrote:
>This sort of thing provides some support for a weak interpretation
>of Whorf-Sapir.
> Would "pornaments" be likely to be produced and sold commercially
> if English did not offer a coincidental phonetic overlap between
> "pornography" and "ornament" ?
> JL

Of course they would. But here is the new neo-con platform for
(before?) 2008: Clean up America and its malls by passing a federal
law prohibiting the p---- industry from using English.

Joel (who is disappointed to find himself not the non-ADS member
whose membership was offered to be subsidized).

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